Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jon on 08-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,190
Reviews:
1,474
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
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234
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764
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Ratings: 4,190 |  Reviews: 1,474
Photo of csiewert
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy orange color with a finger of white foamy head... Doesn't stick around long though. The aroma is of some floral hops and maltiness. The taste starts with the same floral hops with an addition of some citrus flavors, then switches to malty sweet. The mouthfeel is pretty good, although it burns slightly at the beginning of the drink. Overall a great IPA!

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Photo of bastardface
2.65/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have no idea as to why this beer is so highly rated. The taste was bitter and not very appetizing. The look of it was average at best. The smell was rather hoppy and profound which was appealing. The bitter taste after a swig was harsh. I did not like this beer and I don't plan on having another any time soon.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, the beer pours a vibrant and clear amber-brown, with a steady flow of carbonation, yet no head. The beer has stong and heavy aromas of pine, hops, and a sweet citrus balance. The beer has a heavy bitter hops flavor, with sweet foundations to balance. Slight grapefruit highlights that linger through to the aftertaste. Sharp and peppery flavors also present in the taste, which help trasition to a quick and smooth finish. Left to sit for a while, the beer takes on some slight floral flavors that will fill the palate and your sinuses. The beer is round and full in mouth, and a bit on the bold side with the full flavors, but very tasty. This beer has strong flavors and hop characteristics that make it a great sipper, but not sure if I could handle more than one or two in a sitting.

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Photo of BudWizeMan
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- brigth light copper hue,nice creamy frothy head,solid lacing

S-Piney resinous with citrus grapefruit notes

T-loads of resinous herbal hop character with noticeable citric notes,very pleasing and flavofull hop profile with solid sweet caramel malt backing,slightly syrupy in a good way

M- full,creamy with pleasant lingering finish

D-very drinkable,alcohol very well hidden yet I prefer it as a sipper due to complexity

All in all on of my favorite IPA's,a fine example of the style.Very nice balance considering style,robust yet very smooth!An IPA on maltier sweeter side of things with substantial hop charater.A highly recommended hop forward offering not to be missed,try it.

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Photo of felipe2toes
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber/orange with a thick creamy head that dissolves into a nice crust.

Smells of pine, orange/citrus, resin.

Tastes of grapefruit and bitter hops up front, but nothing overly bitter. Nicely balanced with a clean finish.

Crisp and smooth finish, and very drinkable.

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Photo of JMad
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass...

The color was a murky orange, and there was a thin white head.

I smelled orange, grapefruit with sugar, and a hint of caramel and alcohol.

The alcohol was very present when I took a sip, it was also very piney and resinous, there was a little toffee and some grapefruit flavors.

It was a little warming, with a medium body and smooth, bubbly carbonation.

They could have hid the alcohol a little better, but it's still a nice IPA.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - A golden orange hue. Lots of lace and foamy head.

S - Citrus and other floral hops. But not very strong aromas.

T - Lots of citrusy hops. Delicious. Not too bitter or overwhelming with the hops.

M - Very smooth finish. Crisp. Very well balanced.

D - This beer is excellent. It is so smooth! Pour me another!

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Photo of fdw3
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a translucent orange-gold color with very slight haze. A thick off-white head retains well and laces nicely.

Smell is very hoppy and sweet with notes of molasses or caramel. Also a distinct flowery bouquet of pine.

Taste is very well-balanced as the hop notes mix very well with the sweet, thick malt notes. Perfect ratio of bitterness to sweetness with alcohol being well-disguised.

Both the body and carbonation are middle of the road, feels a little on the thick side, and a very pleasant sweetness hangs around throughout each sip.

One of the most drinkable IPAs I've come across that doesn't totally overwhelm with hops and is very well-balanced. Definitely one that I would recommend and one of my many favorites from Great Divide.

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Photo of shand
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic. The date code was completely smudged off.

Great looking IPA. This beer pours with two and a half fingers of sticky, white head with great retention and lacing. The beer itself is a clear copper colour. The smell is piney hops, citrus, and a bit of caramel malts. Pretty good. The taste is that of yet another good IPA. It goes strong and promising on the piney hops with a touch of grapefruit, then a bit of the caramel malts come in. The aftertaste is a bit too strong on the malts, with just a touch of lasting bitterness at the end.

The mouthfeel is fairly crisp and well-carbonated, it's just a touch heavy though. The drinkability is normal for an IPA of this ABV, nothing to complain about. Yet another IPA to file under "solid." Nothing wrong with it, but nothing to make this stand out from the hordes of good IPAs on the shelf.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a clear orange colour with a large size frothy beige coloured head. There is a large amount of carbonation showing and there is some excellent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - malts, caramel, pine, hops, floral notes, grapefruit/tangerine

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and the beer comes across as slightly dry on the palette. The taste consists of malts, hops and a caramel sweetness. There are also notes of pine and very light citrus. The taste is somewhat prickly and dry from the hops but it has a slight juiciness as well. It finishes with a linger hop/pine aftertaste.

Drink - I'm more of a fan of the fruity/juicy IPA's, but this one still somewhat resembles one of those. It's a very good IPA, just not the best I've ever had. Worth seeking out though..

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Orangish-amber color with a creamy white head. Aroma is not as strong as I'd expect from the style, but good, with piney/citrusy hops and a little malt. Flavor is caramel malt, pale malt, apple, citrus, and pine, with bitterness lasting on the finish. Average palate for the style, maybe a little fuller as you'd expect from the ABV. Good but not great IPA.

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Photo of TexIndy
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on date of 11/23/10 on label. It was a slightly hazy amber color with some stray carb bubbles. It had a finger of fluffy white foam that settled into a thick collar and thin film covering. Good sheeting with moderate stickage.

The aroma was excellent with pine and caramel malt up front with a little fruit as well. A little bitter as well. The taste was also excellent with a slight sweet start that is quickly overtaken by the moderate bitterness. I'm still more on the grapefruit vs bitter side of the IPA line but this one is a nice moderately bitter showcase. I could drink several of these and be happy. Medium to full mouthfeel with good carb levels and nice bitter aftertaste.

Overall, an excellent not-overly bitter IPA that I highly recommend. Another great outing from Great Divide. Available here in TX and have had several times but somehow hadn't reviewed yet. Rotation - in the hops rotation for sure and on-tap during my CO visits. [R;Y;BT]

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Photo of HOPPYKC
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this in to a pint glass, bottled on Nov. 19th 2010.

A- Pours a nice and hazy golden to light amber color. Gave a little bit of light tan head, that dissipates quickly and leave a brilliant lacing on the glass. Is opaque to look through, not sediment going through but maybe bottle conditioned.

S- A wonderful smells that is light and slightly acidic. A lot of citrus from lemon orange and grapefruit. A nice mellow roasted malt that balances out the enormous amount of hops. Oily and resinous smell from the hops. A bit of carbonation bites the tongue.

T- Hops hit hard right in the front. Piney and evergreen like taste is combined with a lot of the bitterness. As it sits on the tongue it rises to a lot of the citrus flavors. Lemons are noticeable to me. A really dry finish. Doesn't quite quench the thirst but is a great beer to drink. A grain finish is definitely noticeable, rice and bread.

M&D- Another great point with the brew. A thin and drinkable pallet that goes down smooth. Bitter around the mouth. A heaver drinker with a 7.1% ABV. Would pair well with heavy foods, cheese, and a nice steak and potato.

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Photo of hopheadjuice
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, Bottled Dec 03 2010.

Pours a deep copper color with a nice head and moderate lacing throughout.

Strong bitter hop presence smelling more bitter than aromatic. slight citic and pine presence is balanced by a nice bold caramel malt presence.

Taste is good for an IPA. Again the hops are more on the bitter side than having bold flavour. Hops are muddled but the malt is present and flavorful with a nice caramel biscuit flavor that is crisp and clean.

Medium-full mouthfeel with good active carbonation. slightly dry finish.

good drinkability it could just use a little bit more hop fllavour and i would be set

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Photo of nukem5
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I usually find hoppy beers are better for me in the summer time and more malty in the winter styles.

I have had this on tap and find it so much better than in a bottle.

A: Great copper pour with nice tan cap of rocky foam peaks of three fingers which lasts awhile and settles to form some weblike lacing down glass.Slightly cloudy could be chill haze or just sediment eiter way it looks delicious.

S: Smells out of this world hoppy and of a floral with notes of citrus and some zesty spices.

T: Grapefruity and citrus come first which i thought a bit odd as the aromas were opposite, and then some floral zests.

M: Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D: Very drinkable would be very refreshing after a long day of work in the summertime as its winter, was still refreshing just think it would be better in the hot sun.

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Photo of iSip
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am a big fan of IPA's, and look for a bold aroma, nice head, lots of hop flavor all in a brew that goes down smoothly. The Titan IPA sets a standard to measure a good IPA by. The Titan presents a fine aroma, and an acceptable head. It's that nice consistent hop flavor finished off by a subtle malt sweetness that takes this IPA to the head of the class. Judging by how often my wife steals a sip from my glass when I have a Titan IPA at hand, this brew is a winner.

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Photo of Zundo
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy apple juice color with one-finger off-white head.

Smell: A sweet orange, fruity pebble smell, grapefruit and pine.

Taste: Solid piny presence with grapefruit flavors with a bit of lemon. Extremely faint hint of orange that strengthens as time from the drink wears on.

Mouthfeel: Nice and frothy, a bit chewy, with some light oli after feel.

Drinkability: I could drink this all day. But the pinyness could slow some.

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Photo of 3rdRowTailgater
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an American pint glass. It pours a nice hazy orange color with a nice big head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Big citrusy and piney hop aromas hit the nose immediately. I cannot wait to drink this beer.

You taste all those citrus and piney flavors up front but its balanced nicely with a sweet malty backbone. Truly great balance in this brew. Kudos to Great Divide.

It coats the mouth nicely and the taste lingers just as long as I would like. I could drink these all night and be happy. GREAT beer!

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Photo of WhiteOak
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Copper/orange color with a big white head.

S- Crushed Concolor Fir buds and citrus oils, with some caramel back there too.

T- Sweet malt and big oily hops. A very bright and fresh zing. Faint touch of a metallic note.

M, D- medium bodied, good CO2 level, a bit of stickiness. Quite bitter, and the malt was just barely up to the game. Dry-ish finish.

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Photo of HopHead84
1.89/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

01/17/2011

On tap at Stone.

A: Dark golden orange with a one finger white head and some scattered lacing.

S: Pretty bland. I get a lot of caramel with a borderline cloying sweetness. There's a little orange. Blah.

T: Bready malt with strong metallic notes and muted citrus. Incredibly bland and the malt profile reminds me of cardboard and old bread with some booze.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, slick and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: This is bad. 

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Photo of crafbrewwhore
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow, one of the better IPA's I've had in a while!

Had a very nice orange-coppery color, with a nice off white creamy head.

Fruity overtones most definately hide the bitterness of an IPA, but does not completely mask it. Making for a very hormonious taste on the palate.

Again the taste components also mask the alcohol taste, also not too much carbonation, which was nice.

Most definately scary, because its so smooothe and delicious you could most definately kill a sixer rather quickly.

Way to go Great Divide, you have most definately made me a believer, looking forward to trying out the rest of your brews as I can find them in NJ. Also very cool labeling and the food pairing on the side of the bottle absolutely comes in handy!

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Photo of goblue3509
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear orange color with a two finger stark white head which resedes slowly and gives way to nice lacing. The aroma is of earthy and piney hops along with a hint of citrus. The taste is much of the same, a big up front pine and earth hop characteristic followed up by a nice slight citrus taste. The malt is hidden. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. Overall for the abv it is an easy drink, it isn't bitter for the sake of bitter, but bitter due to the hop flavor. The hop taste is nice enough to keep you wanting more.

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Photo of BigB415
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a orange color so I can see my hand that is holding the glass through the beer. High lacing with high retention. IPA's aren't my favorite style of beer but I do like to enjoy one from time to time so I was pretty excited to have this. First sip I noticed some citrus notes which was nice and then I notice the hops but it's not a hop bomb. Very smooth and very balanced. This may be the first IPA that I actually dreaded finishing or looked at the bottom of my empty Bear Republic pint glass and said damn it! if only it were more readily available to me in my area.

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Photo of slackerlack
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Has a clear orange tint to it. Had a good head that did not dissipate for a while.

S - Smells like cascade hops and oranges

T - I tasted hops, oranges, ginger, spices, and a smoky flavor.

D - It went down smooth, not too bitter, perfect mix of flavor and bitterness.

This is one of the best IPA's I have had so far. I could not taste the alcohol at all due to all of the flavors.

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Photo of Lothore
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep, cloudy russet hue with a big, foamy, tan head.

S- Dark fruit, pine resin

T- Deep roasted malt notes, robust fruitiness followed by sustained piney hopiness.

M- Medium to thick with ample carbonation.

D- This is a very drinkable IPA. More robust and malty than I am used to for the style but a nice sipper.

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 4,190 ratings.
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